Documentary spotlights Bay Area jazz great Baba Wain

“Baba Wain: A Musical Take note in the Vital of Natural beauty with E. W. Wainwright,” a thirty-minute particular about the beloved Oakland jazz drummer and trainer, airs a eight p.m. Friday on KRCB-Television set, Channel 22, Cotati-Rohnert Park.

The film, produced by Emmy Award winner Rick Bacigalupi, follows the musician, known as “Baba Wain” to his pupils, as a result of a working day of new music instruction and counseling at the elementary college the place he also directs the drum group.

In the documentary, Wainwright also shares his reminiscences of the early days of the civil legal rights motion.

Wainwright’s 1st main tour was as a sideman with Bob Hope’s Far East Tour in 1968. He also done with Redd Foxx and served as Oscar Brown Jr.’s band leader in 1969.

In early 1970, Wainwright moved to the Bay Region the place he done with Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders and Earl “Father” Hines.

In the mid-1970s, Wainwright moved to New York, the place he done and toured with McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders and some others. At the prestigious Carnegie Corridor, he performed alongside Rahsaan Roland Kirk and McCoy Tyner.

Since 1981, Wainwright has been a prominent new music consultant and very well known for his volunteer work in the Bay Region.

You can reach personnel author Dan Taylor at 707-521-5243 or [email protected] On Twitter @danarts.

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